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7 hours ago, Ayovan said:

I hope someone else jumps in. So far, I'm feeling like a pretty small group!

 

I do have a Hasegawa 190 A8 to compliment your P47. I will ask Kev if it is allowed, and if so, I can jump in the GB. 

 

Ernest 

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26 minutes ago, Greif8 said:

 

I do have a Hasegawa 190 A8 to compliment your P47. I will ask Kev if it is allowed, and if so, I can jump in the GB. 

 

Ernest 

 

Sorry, Ernest - the 8th Air Force never flew the Fw 190! But I'll be joining Ayovan soon with a Mustang I think.

 

Kev

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1 minute ago, LSP_Kevin said:

 

Sorry, Ernest - the 8th Air Force never flew the Fw 190! But I'll be joining Ayovan soon with a Mustang I think.

 

Kev

 

 

Haha! Good point Kev.  I'm working on a Trumpeter Avenger right now, but I'm going to order an American fighter aircraft - no space for one of the big bombers - and jump into the GB in the near future. 

 

Ernest 

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6 hours ago, LSP_Kevin said:

 

Sorry, Ernest - the 8th Air Force never flew the Fw 190! But I'll be joining Ayovan soon with a Mustang I think.

 

Kev

Hi Kev, somehow I had the impression that the GB included the 8th Air Force and its opponents. Tried to find the thread where this year’s GBs were described but couldn’t find it.

Would attract more builds I’m certain.

 

It might help also to make a list of kits to show the variety of aircraft used. Might find some interesting subjects that are overlooked, perhaps like British ones in US service.

 

Also all the recent news may have distracted modelers from joining in at the start of this GB. 
 

Alain

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There is some variety: rhe 7th PRG were part of the 8th, and flew F-5 Lightnings,  Spitfire PR XI (Tamiya mk IX/Alley Cat or Revell/Aims  conversions), and also escort P-51Ds.  For a different P-47, there are the formation monitors belonging to various BGs, and the ASR birds from the 5th ERS, at least one of which was fitted with a Malcolm hood.

 

Unfortunately I'm Mustanged out after wrestling the Revell D5 to a finish, and have other plans for my remaining Tamiya D, so I'll sit this one out.

 

PS please don't forget there were other fighter groups beyond the 357th, 56th and 352nd, fine units though these were. :)

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8 hours ago, Alain Gadbois said:

Hi Kev, somehow I had the impression that the GB included the 8th Air Force and its opponents.

 

It turns out you are correct, Alain! From Brad's original description in the GB Calendar thread:

 

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Aircraft that belonged to the 8th Air Force in the European Theatre of combat and their direct opponents.

 

This actually seems a little odd to me, as we'll end up with far more Luftwaffe builds than actual Eighth Air Force subjects, and it will become a de facto Luftwaffe GB. But, that's how it has been conceived, so that's how it is!

 

@Greif8 - Ernerst, it looks like your Hasegawa Fw 190 is good to go after all!

 

Kev

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4 hours ago, LSP_Kevin said:

 

It turns out you are correct, Alain! From Brad's original description in the GB Calendar thread:

 

 

This actually seems a little odd to me, as we'll end up with far more Luftwaffe builds than actual Eighth Air Force subjects, and it will become a de facto Luftwaffe GB. But, that's how it has been conceived, so that's how it is!

 

@Greif8 - Ernerst, it looks like your Hasegawa Fw 190 is good to go after all!

 

Kev

Hopefully that will liven things up a little for this GB.

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8 hours ago, LSP_Kevin said:

 

It turns out you are correct, Alain! From Brad's original description in the GB Calendar thread:

 

 

This actually seems a little odd to me, as we'll end up with far more Luftwaffe builds than actual Eighth Air Force subjects, and it will become a de facto Luftwaffe GB. But, that's how it has been conceived, so that's how it is!

 

@Greif8 - Ernerst, it looks like your Hasegawa Fw 190 is good to go after all!

 

Kev

 

Hi Kev I am going to get a USAAF aircraft for the build. It will be a few weeks before I start though as I have to finish my TBF build first though. 

 

Ernest 

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Oh oh, I've a couple of P51s that are just asking me when I'll start with them...

But also, if the opponents count, a 190D wich screams to be built and painted with the red/white underbelly...

 

I guess have to take a decision about, but meanwhile count me in!

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Hey guys, sorry about being away a bit, hopefully I can clarify things;

 

Direct opponents of the 8th AF are included, so Luftwaffe fighter wings that were stationed in Western Europe between February 1942 and May 1945. Luftwaffe fighters on the Russian Front are not included, so please check your references. I do understand that as the war went on some units on the Eastern front engaged the USAAF  as well, so there is some wiggle room there.

 

You can build any allied aircraft dating back to February 1942 when they were designated VII Bomber Command. Also you can build any fighter under the 8th banner, starting back to the VIII Interceptor Command established in late January 1942. Yes there were Spitfires under the 8th banner, specifically the 4th Fighter Group.

 

I'm around a bit more now as things have settled down so if there are any questions please shoot me a message.

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I am not able to participate, but were there any Eighth Air Force units that had captured German aircraft?

I've been searching, but apparently Google doesn't understand the inquiries I've been entering.

I think a Bf-109 or Fw-190 in American livery would be cool.

 

:beer:

Cheers,

Dave

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I don't believe so - any Luftwaffe aircraft captured in Britain were generally handled by the RAF and other relevant British authorities, usually ending up at RAE Farnborough or in 1426 (EA) Flight.  I'll have a dig in my library, if I come across anything like you're looking for I'll come back.

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1 hour ago, Hartmann352 said:

I am not able to participate, but were there any Eighth Air Force units that had captured German aircraft?

I've been searching, but apparently Google doesn't understand the inquiries I've been entering.

I think a Bf-109 or Fw-190 in American livery would be cool.

 

:beer:

Cheers,

Dave

 

I can't think of any off the top of my head and my reference is packed away unfortunately.

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